Waheela S Frameset
Waheela® — A suspension corrected drop bar gravel bike that can handle smooth tarmac to rough forest roads. More versatility and value for more miles and more surfaces.
Depending on where, how, and with who you ride, the term “gravel” can mean any number of things. From smooth ribbons of packed dirt to miles of flint to rutted forest road, gravel is what you make it. Otso’s Waheela S was designed from the ground up to be the most versatile gravel bike available.
The first suspension-corrected gravel/adventure bike on the market, the Waheela S will handle optimally with both rigid and gravel suspension forks. Thanks to Otso’s patent-pending Tuning Chip dropout system and Lithic Hiili carbon fork, the Waheela S can be built with tires ranging from all-road 700Cx28 through road-plus 650Cx53 to a massive trail-ready 700Cx53 (29x2.1). A full complement of rack and fender mounts make the Waheela S a capable fast tourer or commuter while Reynolds 520 tubing provides the ride quality that can only come from 120 years of experience tuning steel tubes.
The Waheela S’s progressive gravel geometry borrows a page from the cross-country playbook with increased top tube lengths and shorter stems- maintaining stack and reach while providing a lively ‘can-do’ attitude on rougher terrain. For those looking to push the limits, Otso has also provided internal routing for dropper seatposts.
- Suspension-corrected geometry via custom Wolf Tooth headset
- Tire clearance up to 700x53 (29x2.1 mtb tire)
- Patent-pending Tuning Chip dropout system
- Reynolds 520 tubing
- Internal dropper routing
- Electro Deposited coating inside and out for rust protection
- Rack and fender mounts
- Available from Otso dealers or direct from Otso Cycles
Waheela Custom Build Program
We worked very hard to create a build spec to maximize the performance of the bike and provide good value but we also understand the importance of customizing your bike for your specific riding style. If you are interested in customizing your bike build contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to bring your dream build to life.
|Rider Height||5'2"-5'7"||5'6"-5'11"||5'10" - 6'3"||6'2" - 6'6"|
|Stack||540 mm||555 mm||595 mm||635 mm|
|Reach||375 mm||385 mm||395 mm||405 mm|
|Effective top tube||546 mm||560 mm||583 mm||605 mm|
|Nominal head tube angle||71°||71.5°||71.5°||71.5°|
|Head/seat tube angle change||± 0.2°||± 0.2°||± 0.2°||± 0.2°|
|Head tube length||94 mm||107 mm||149 mm||191 mm|
|Seat tube angle||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°|
|Seat tube length||475 mm||510 mm||540 mm||570 mm|
|BB drop||68-72 mm||68-72 mm||68-72 mm||68-72 mm|
|Chainstay length||420-440 mm||420-440 mm||420-440 mm||420-440 mm|
|Wheelbase||1008-1028 mm||1015-1035 mm||1039-1059 mm||1062-1082 mm|
|Trail||71 mm||68 mm||68 mm||68 mm|
|Fork offset||47 mm||47 mm||47 mm||47 mm|
|Fork axle to crown length||420 mm||420 mm||420 mm||420 mm|
|Crank arm length||172.5 mm||172.5 mm||172.5 mm||172.5 mm|
|Bottom bracket standard||68 mm BSA threaded|
|Front/Rear hub standard||100 x 15mm thru axle / 142 x 12mm thru axle|
|Seat post diameter||27.2 mm|
|Headset||Upper ZS44/28.6, Lower EC44/40.0 (optional 20 mm extended lower cup included)|
|Fork axle-to-crown||420 mm (standard 400 mm axle to crown rigid fork can be used with included 20 mm extended headset cup)|
|Fork offset||47 mm|
|Max tire clearance (frame)||53mm at 440 mm chainstay position|
|Braze-ons||3 bottle mounts, fender, rack, cable clamps|
|Frame weight (medium frame)||2200 g|
|Fork weight||490 g|
Two shipping options are available during the checkout process:
- Free shipping. This is a frameset and all parts needed to assemble a complete bike. Significant time and mechanical skill are needed to build the bike.
- $120 shipping. This is a bike that has been fully assembled and tuned by Otso technicians. The bike will be partially disassembled for shipping (wheels, handlebar and seat post removed) but can be fully assembled by a home mechanic in 30 minutes or less.